Sunday, 13 February 2011

Bee mine

This card is for the sketch on Sketch n stash 54:

It's also for Stampotique 24: Valentine or love - I've used one of their stamps: Jo Capper-Sandon's bee and coloured with copics. And, mentioning Stampotique, I was over the moon to visit their blog on Wednesday and discover that I'd won the $30 to spend in their online store for the previous challenge. I'll let you know when I've chosen what to spend it on (and there are so many gorgeous stamps to choose from).

I stuck to the yellow and black theme for Ann's creative nook 123: go stackers (which I have to confess doesn't mean much to me, but I realise that it involves black and yellow!).

The middle strip is a piece of Core'dination Black Magic card which is black with a yellow core, so I embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots folder (for CCEE 1106: embossing folders and Cutie stampers 94: embossing) and then sanded to reveal the yellow - it's a pity that a lot of this is covered up by the centre circle, but nevermind. The other papers are all Websters, including the one that was cut with the nestie to produce the circle with the circle border.

The circular sentiment was generated on Publisher and printed - I then cut the circle freehand to fit and added the image.

This is also for:

Paper cut 78: ladybugs, bees or butterflies
Paper issues: the birds and the bees
Annabelle: say it with polka dots
Creative inspirations 53: distress (the yellow dots revealed by sanding the embossed Black Magic card)
Sweet stampin': love bugs
Totally Gorjuss 67: love
Ellephantastic 23: distressing with a love theme
Let's ink it up 9: romance/Valentine's day
Sunday stamper 141: for your love
Cards for men 3: Valentine/love
Res-Q 70: lots of words ... murmurs .... of LOVE
Paper pretties 140: Valentine's day inspiration
Crafty Ann 35: love is all around
Sisterhood of craffters: in love with Valentine's
Tanda teaser 164: share the love
Creative card crew: for a loved one
Dutch dare 99: love is in the air
Pixie dust studio 61: be my Valentine
Just add ink 55: just add love
Wednesday stamper: expressions of love
C.R.A.F.T. 89: Valentines
4 crafty chicks 24: Valentine's day
Crafty Ho's: love theme
All kinds of cards (Karteallerlei) 21: Valentine's day card
Incy wincy 80: love
Partner in crafting crime 19: love minus the red and pink
Raise the bar 53: a Valentine's day card with NO pink or red
Spoon full of sugar 138: let's see some love
Creative inspirations 52: Valentines/love
Double Dutch 61: love is in the air
Creative card world: love card challenge
Bunny Zoe 8: love is in the air
Winter wonderland: to the one I love
Crafty calendar 17: love
ECP 31: love
Everybody art 128: Valentine
Pink elephant 93: be my Valentine
Crazy amigo: Valentine
Cardmaking mamas 14: Valentine
Paper issues: Valentine's day
Crafty purple frog: Valentine's day/romance
Scrappy frogs: love is in the air
Ooh-la-la 73: for someone special
My Sheri crafts 44: Valentine's/love
Stamp something: something for your Valentine
Craft your passion 44: anything goes
Dottie's world: Valentine challenge
Sew many challenges 43: Valentine
Sukkersott 112: Valentine/love card
One stop craft 118: love is in the air
Stamp, scrap & doodle: love is in the air
Stamp with fun 97: love
Stamp and create: love
Creative stamp friends 18: Valentine
Fiskarettes: Valentine using a different colour
Aud sentiments 21: corny Valentine's day sayings
Theme Thursday: words
Our creative corner: cut it out (I hand cut the white circle
Delightful: get punchy (I use nestie die cut)
Stampin with the dragon: anything goes

I am celebrating with some candy - you can read about it and sign up here


  1. Beeutiful! Thanks for joining us at Pixie Dust Studio.

  2. Such a fun and sweet card!! Love the Bee!!
    hugs and smiles,

  3. Cute cute mish mash of polka dots and the sentiment is just perfect.

  4. Seriously dotty- great card! Thanks for joining our Valentines/love challenge at Cards for Men.
    Hugs, Alison x

  5. Grreat card Hazel, thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper and... the Stampotique Challenge too :O)) x

  6. Fun card Hazel!!Thanks for playing this week at Creative Inspirations hope to see you in the next challenge too!!

  7. Great card, love the sentiment you have with Jo's bee. Glad you won and can't wait to hear what you picked out and thanks again for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  8. very cute, this put a smile on my face. nice visiting you again this week, you've been very busy! thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

  9. Really sweet card Hazel, great sentiment to do with the papers!! Thanks for joining in again at Ellephantastic. Jill

  10. I just love your card! Thanks for taking up our challenge at Creative Craft World.
    Sue x

  11. Hi Hazel, fab card, the sentiment goes perfectly with the papers. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck. Suzanne x

  12. Love the polka dots!! Your card is fabulous Hazel!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week :)

  13. Fabulous card Hazel - love your take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at CACB again.
    Ann x

  14. Your bee card is a lovely idea!
    Hugs Anja

  15. Hi Hazel the dotty paper works brilliantly with the sentiment and the bee very creative. Thanks for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

  16. Great buzzy, spotty card! Bee-u-tiful! Thanks for joining us x

  17. Great combination! Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer challenge! Happy Valentines day!

  18. Fabulous - I love all the polka dot papers and they just work so well with your sentiment and image.
    Thanks for joining us at CCCC this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  19. Very cute! Thanks for joining us this week!

  20. Fabulous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Stamp Friends.
    Nice greetings Claudia

  21. Fab card, love that stamp! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's and LIIU, good luck
    Claire xx

  22. Lovely creation. I love the polca dots paper and little bee.
    Thanks so much for playing at DDCC this week.
    Hugs and much love, Lena

  23. Congratulations on your win Hazel.. looking forward to seeing what stamps you pick! Great card :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer’s Challenge.

  24. Such a lovely creation!
    Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week ~Sr. DT member

  25. Too cute! I love all the polka dots. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  26. Cute card, Hazel! Cingrats on your win. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  27. Love this! What a fun sentiment!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the Card Makin' Mamas on our Valentine Challenge! Good Luck!
    Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

  28. OMG this is cute! GREAT sketch and GREAT sanding !!Thanks for getting distressed with us at Creative Inspirations! Good luck !

  29. LOL Hazel!..another great card...MIL's partner is a Bee Keeper and I know he would really apreciate such a card....
    Thanks again for supporting the Tanda Teaser!

  30. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

  31. What a fun card for Valentine's Day - love the sentiment and all the dots! Thanks so much for playing along with the OCC!

  32. Great card! Love all the polka dots and the image and sentiment are fab!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month for our "Love" challenge!

    Lynne x

  33. LOVE all your Polka Dots, Hazel!
    LOVING your image and your sentiment is just perfect!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take care,
    Kylie X

  34. So cute and fun!! Love the sanded dots!! Thanks so much for joining our CCEE Challenge this week!!

  35. Great project , thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  36. Great card Hazel! Thanks so much for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime! Don't forget to check out the DT call! Robin

  37. What a fun and dotty card! Great to have you joining us at CRAFT this week for our Valentines challenge! Good Luck, love Jacky x

  38. Hazel I love the sentiment of this card! It made me giggle *thanks*. It is a very fun card with the papers you chose and the layout. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  39. What a cute card, Hazel:O) Love all the dotty papers, perfect with that sentiment;)
    Thank you for joining Sukkersött, good luck!
    Hugs, Nancy;O)

  40. Lovely card ! thanks for joining the pixies this week ! Joyce

  41. oh gorgeous creation so pretty, thank you for sharing with us at Stampin with the Dragon
    Hugs Kate xx

  42. Fab card Hazel - have you spent that voucher yet? Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. x

  43. this is absolutely gorgeous huni thankyou for joining us at sweet stampin this week and good luck
    Lorraine xx

  44. Another beauty Hazel
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

  45. very cute creation and so love the sentiment, thanks for joining our 'Distressing' challenge with us at Creative Inspirations

  46. Fabulous Hazel!!! Love that sentiment too!! Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

  47. Your card made me chuckle. Great work matching up your sentiment and your designer paper! Love the bee too. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  48. Cute card Hazel! Thanks for joining us again at 4 Crafty Chicks this sure to come back and play again with us!

  49. Wow,a great card! Love the papers.

    Thanks for joining Creative Stamp Friends :)

  50. Very nice, a lovely design. Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge :-) Kate

  51. How gorgeous and stylish. Thank you for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  52. Great design and sentiment on your 'BEE-autiful' card! Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Hos, Aud Sentiments, and OLLCB! We're so glad to have you playing along, and hope you'll be back again soon!

  53. sooo cute image!
    Love the stampotique image (i am in this DT)
    the colors are truly beauty!
    thanks for join at the totally Gorjuss challenges.

    hugs, ALbert

  54. lovely creation! Thanks for joining in our Valentines challenge at CRAFT! Gemma :)

  55. So perfect for Valentines!

    Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxxx

  56. Dear Hazel, great card- but at Kartenallerlei is just 1 card or 1 post with more cards for a theme ok...
    please take off one of your comments at Kartenallerlei
    Hugs Line

  57. adorable! thanks for taking part in the stampotique challenge

  58. Thank you so much for playing with us at Stampin With the Dragon challenge.
    Hugs Nataliya

  59. The paper totally matches the sentiment! lol Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

  60. What a sweet funny and cute at the same time:-))

    Thanks for joining us at Sukkers√łtt this week, and good luck!

    Hugs, Astrid:-)

  61. A beautiful card perfect for our challenge.Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

  62. what a fun card! and thanks for joining us for another challenge over @ OCC! Great work!

  63. Great card Hazel, it's really different. Thanks for playing along with us on Dottie's World xx

  64. wow very nice Card!

    Thanks for stamping with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

  65. beautiful Hazel, you certainly met the 'dotty' challenge, they are everywhere, but as a lover of dots, a perfect card!
    Thanks for sharing at AnnaBelle Stamps! :)

  66. Very nice card. Love the papers, perfect for your bee image. Thanks for joining the AB Polka Dot challenge.

  67. this card made me crack up. love that sentiment and love the masculine color. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  68. Hazel, your card is very nice!
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month and good luck!

  69. WOW! I'm super impressed with yor knowledge of challenge spots! I think I might have to go through that list and add a bunch to my linklist! :D

    LOVE the card - so sweet!

    Thank you so much for linking it up with us at Paper Issues! :D


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